Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge’s largest public event of the year has been canceled due to the federal government shutdown. The refuge’s 20th Annual Fall Wildlife Festival was set for Saturday, Oct. 5, at the refuge near Zimmerman. But it was canceled as the entire refuge closed to the public on […]

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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman has two guided tours coming up in September. A fall bird tour will run from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. A fall wildflower tour is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14. Both tours are free, but preregistration is requested; call 763-389-3323, ext. 13 or email sherburne@fws.gov. […]

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Work has begun to improve approximately 150 acres of rare oak savanna habitat in the Blue Hill Trail area at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman. The first phase of this project will include removal of downed trees and thinning of standing trees by a local logging company. After this, equipment will be used to […]

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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman will host “An Evening With Moths” from 8:30-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. The free program will be presented by Jim Sogaard, author of “Moths & Caterpillars of the North Woods.” Preregister by calling 763-389-3323, ext. 10, or email sherburne@fws.gov.

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A butterfly tour will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25, at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman. Meet the guide at the Mahnomen Trail. For more information, go to www.fws.gov/refuge/sherburne.

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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman has completed an environmental assessment compatibility determination for a proposed visitor center and education facility at the refuge. Although the assessment is written for an entire visitor center, classroom and headquarters complex, plans at this time include construction of only the classroom portion of the facility. This building would […]

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A Spring Celebration of Birds, Plants and Nature will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge  near Zimmerman. The schedule includes: •International Migratory Bird Day Bird Tour: 7-11 a.m. Meet guides at refuge headquarters to begin the tour. •Dragonfly and bumblebee citizen science project information: 10 […]

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Su Johnson of Big Lake has been named Volunteer of the Year for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. Johnson was recognized for donating more than 1,000 hours of volunteer service to the refuge since 2004. The refuge is located near Zimmerman. Johnson assists with wild turkey and sandhill crane surveys, and monitors a bald eagle nest […]

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